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Brewed by St. Austell
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Austell, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional & bottle conditioned.
Originally brewed as a special to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar in 1805. However, production of the bottled version and, occasionally, the cask has continued.
This premium bottle-conditioned ale has been uniquely brewed using our own Cornish Gold malt. Locally grown barley is traditionally malted using a special kilning process which develops a deeper intensity of colour and flavour than ordinary barley malt. Blended with both Styrian Golding and Cascade hops, the result is a deep bronze ale with a delicious rich biscuit flavour and a wonderful spicy aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, hay, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus / pine. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (091107)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
From cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen, Meet the Brewer night with Roger Ryman (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?e Pours almost clear and deep orange with a lacing white head. Smooth hoppy aroma. Sweet malty and fruity hops flavoured yet also with a distinct bitterness coming through. Light fruity and smooth yet also mild bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2007 Total Score: 3.8
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and deep orange with a huge light brown/off-white head. Sweet dried fruity malty aroma. Flavour holds a soft caramel sweet malt. Quite fruity citric flavoured leading into a nice caramel malt flavour. Ends with a nice liqourice note. Nicely flavoured and fresh. Well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge orange head. The aroma has notes of citrus, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, leading to a dry dusty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark amber golden with a small, creamy head. Fresh, lightly citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied with sweetih, lightly burned accents of caramel. Very discreet hoppiness in the finish. 281006

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles. 6-3-7-3-13 Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, flowers and pine needles. Hoppy finish. 7-3-7-3-15

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2009
Bottled@8BeerQuickPicnicSession (thanks to the craziest bartender in the world!). Slightly hazy coppery amber colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity, flowery and wooden along with some slight sappy notes to it. Flavour is flowery and wooden along with some slight fruity and earthy notes. Quite big fruity and grassy bittery dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
Bottle. Pour an amber colour with a thick off-white head. Malty aroma with nice hoppiness and some hints of caramel. Malty and fruity flavor with some nice hoppiness. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
16th July 2009
Clear dark red - brown beer. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sharpish grassy hops underpinned by soft malt. Finishes with more grass and the malt turning nutty. Mild bitter linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle conditioned
Amber color. Both the aroma and flavor have malt and hop, the mouthfeel is quite dry, very light cheesy notes (aroma), some caramel taste. Only the final has something disappointing (short and not aromatic).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2010
bottle at home ... copper ... thin off white head ... sweet toffee nose... bit fizzy ... standard toffee malt


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